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matchboard

[mach-bawrd, -bohrd] /ˈmætʃˌbɔrd, -ˌboʊrd/
noun
1.
a board having a tongue formed on one edge and a groove of the same dimensions cut into the other, used with similar boards to compose floors, dados, etc.
Origin
1840-1850
1840-50; match2 + board
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Examples for matchboard
  • The back staircase turned, a tunnel of matchboard lit by a single frosted fixture.
  • The present laundry room off the kitchen has beaded matchboard walls and crude shelving.
  • The easternmost room has matchboard wainscoting added later in the century.
British Dictionary definitions for matchboard

matchboard

/ˈmætʃˌbɔːd/
noun
1.
a long thin board with a tongue along one edge and a corresponding groove along the other, used with similar boards to line walls, ceilings, etc
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